Dishwasher would not drain. Used air to confirm drain hose was clear. Traced problem to Drain Solenoid

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers

chris From Albany, OR

Jun 04, 2011

6 out of 9 people found this instruction helpful

After determining the drainage issue was caused by the solenoid, (by process of elimination; the hose was clear, drain opening clear, diverter moving freely, power to solenoid present during rinse cycle= bad solenoid. Solenoid showed signs of overheating upon internal inspection...) I transfered the bracket assembly to the new solenoid, re-attached bracket to diverter reservoir, connected spring and power and Did a test run. Solenoid works great! I did notice the shaft on which the diverter pivots leaking just a bit while moving the shaft. You might consider oredering a new gasket for it if you plan to replace the solenoid. Pretty easy repair. Especially considering the complexity of some other possible problems! Good luck!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drain Solenoid and Bracket Assembly

Part Number: PS1481923

$19.64
In Stock